Top of Free Internet Radio content area

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), pianist and keyboard player David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single "It's My Life", which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway. On March 12, 2013, Bon Jovi released their 12th studio album, What About Now.

Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 12 studio albums, plus two compilations and two live albums. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009


Jon Bon Jovi used to be a janitor at the recording studio his cousin owned.
Jon's mother was a playboy bunny.
Sambora was married to actress Heather Locklear from 1994-2007. He used to date Cher.
Jon Bon Jovi has appeared in several movies, including Young Guns II, Moonlight And Valentino, Little City, Homegrown, and Pay It Forward. Sambora was in On The Line and Stayin' alive.
In 2001, Jon Bon Jovi gave the commencement speech at Monmouth University in New Jersey. He also received an honorary degree.
Jon Bon Jovi is good friends with Wrestling Superstar Diamond Dallas Page. They are both from New Jersey.
Jon Bon Jovi's real name is John Francis Bongiovi.
In 2000, they became the last band ever to play at Wembley Stadium in London.
Despite selling over 100 million records worldwide, Bon Jovi have never had a #1 single in the UK. In 2004, viewers of VH1 voted for the best songs never to reach #1. Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" was #6 and "Always" was at #10.
Jon Bon Jovi sang on the Star Wars Christmas album back in 1980. He is credited on the album as Jon Bongiovi.
Sambora is colorblind to red, green, and brown.
Sambora has released 2 solo albums: Stranger In This Town in 1991 and Undiscovered Soul in 1998.
The band has a unique business relationship. Jon Bon Jovi is the only member signed to the record label, and the other members are considered his employees. This has worked out very well, as Jon makes the business decisions.
Jon Bon Jovi owns part of the Arena Football Team the Philadelphia Soul.
Jon's dad is a licensed hair stylest

 

80's Hits

Living on a Prayer
Wanted Dead or Alive
You Give Love A Bad Name

90's Hits

Always
Bed of Roses

Adult Hits

(You Want To) Make A Memory
Because We Can
Have A Nice Day
Lost Highway
Superman Tonight
We Weren't Born To Follow
What Do You Got

Holiday

Back Door Santa
I Wish Everyday Could be like Christmas

Members of this Group


HOURGLASS ONE

Country716

Mhalboro

MusicaMike

paula_elaine

tretester

WickedSoilMaster

mistyn12

AndreBlack

Comments

There are currently no comments.
Share Bon Jovi! Tell your friends about Bon Jovi on 977music - share the joy of on-demand artist playlists!

Albums